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Q: How do you divide a reciprocal fraction?
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When do you take the reciprocal of a fraction?

Mainly when you divide by a fraction - that is equivalent to multiplying by its reciprocal.

When you divide one fraction and another why do you have to turn it into a reciprocal?

To divide by a fraction, you multiply by its reciprocal. This is related to the facts that (1) division is the opposite of multiplication, and (2) a reciprocal is the multiplicative "opposite" of a number.

Why do you need a reciprocal when you divide a fraction?

You do not need it! Sometimes it is simpler to multiply by a number's reciprocal than to divide by it but that is not always the case.

How can you dvide fractions?

To divide a fraction by a fraction, multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second one.

What is the reciprocal of -p over 4?

Reciprocal just means that you flip the fraction... your fraction is -p/4 the reciprocal is 4/-p the reciprocal is extremely important when dividing fractions. because when you divide fractions you have to take the reciprocal of the bottom fraction and then multiply it to your top fraction to get your answer.

How do you devide a fraction with a mixed number?

*divide transform the mixed number into a fraction and then divide like a normal fraction (multiply by reciprocal).

How do you divide a unit fraction by a whole number?

Multiply by the reciprocal.

How do you divide a negative number by a positive fraction?

You multiply the negative number by the reciprocal of the fraction.

How do you use a reciprical to divide a number by a fraction?

Division is multiply by the reciprocal.

What is 5 divided by one eighth?

To divide by a fraction, you multiply with its reciprocal.

Why is it that we don't divide on a dividing fraction?

It's easier to multiply the reciprocal.

How can you divide by a fraction example?

To divide by a fraction, multiply by that fraction's reciprocal. 2/3 divided by 3/4 = 2/3 x 4/3

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